Plan your day…
The Saturday festivities begin with a 10am Street Parade all the way down Brice Avenue from Manchester Rd to Red Earth Park. Spectators line the streets to see the classic cars, school and community groups, marching bands, fire engines and all kinds of other contraptions take over Brice Avenue.
The parade is welcomed to the main stage, its participants fill the grounds and the classic cars rumble into their positions around the festival. We are all Welcomed to Country, the festival is officially opened and the Australian Youth Band miraculously transform from marching band to stage band to fill the air with their big band sounds.
From 10am – 4pm you’ll have SO MUCH TO DO!
Pick up a copy of a printed program at the info stall on the day for a gold coin donation and help us to keep the festival free!
Designs by Ross Mackay Creative.
On the Main Stage
10.00am The Street Parade makes its way to the festival site!
Opening Ceremony (Cr Len Cox) and the announcements of best-dressed winners of the Street Parade (Federal Liberal Member for Casey Hon Tony Smith MP).
Welcome to Country (Vince Peters)
10.30am Special guest, Paralympian Don Elgin (followed by Meet & Greet at the Mooroolbark Umbrella Group stall in the Community Hub from 11.30am)
10.45am Australian Youth Band led by Richard O’Toole
11.40am Pembroke Primary School & Mooroolbark College Choirs
12.15pm Writing Competition winners will be announced (James Merlino MP)
12.20pm Yarra Hills Secondary College Student Band
12.45pm Red Earth Unearthed winning performances
Presentation of Recycled Sculpture Prize (State Liberal Member for Croydon Hon David Hodgett MP & State Liberal Member for Casey Christine Fyffe MP)
Presentation of Film Competition Winners (Harvey Norman Springvale)
1.20pm Alizarin Tribal Belly Dancers
1.35pm Parkville (Formally known as Sparks)
3.15pm Pans on Fire (Marysville)
Active Living Hub
11.00am Tai Chi with Jane Monk
12.00pm Lilydale Judo Club
1.00pm Eastern Raptors Rugby League Club & Touch Association
2.00pm Mooroolbark Soccer Club
3.00pm Mooroolbark Tennis Club
Belly Dancing Tent
11.00am & 12.00pm Free Belly Dancing Workshops with Alizarin Tribal Belly Dancers.
Mooroolbark Community Centre
1.00 – 2.00pm Trash Test Dummies will be roaming the festival
Everyone put your bins out, tonight’s bin night and the Trash Test Dummies are on duty! Promoting their award-winning, sidesplitting, slapstick comedy, circus routine takes the household wheelie bin to new heights, and delivers a dump-truck full of hilarity!
The Trash Test Dummies will be roving at Celebrate Mooroolbark festival ahead of their show on Wednesday, 11 April, at Mooroolbark Community Centre.
Discount tickets sold on festival day to Mooroolbark Community Centre performances.
Photography Workshops with Harvey Norman Springvale. Take a 20-minute workshop and then go out taking photos of the festival before you come back and print your best pics on the printer provided!
8.30am, 10.00am, 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm, 2.00pm. 3.00pm
Bookings available now through http://springsteam.com.au/
RED EARTH GALLERY
Mooroolbark Theatre Group
Mooroolbark Theatre Group is a small, friendly, group of people, presenting good, high quality, entertainment in the local community. They’ll begin celebrating their 40th Anniversary at the festival, with an Exhibition and Performances in the Red Earth Gallery at:
11.20am, 12.20pm, 1.20pm and 2.20pm
Celebrate Mooroolbark Writing Competition entries will also be available to read in the Gallery. This is a great space to chill out, with a cup of tea or coffee.
RED EARTH STUDIO 1
Oil Painting – Come N See
11.00pm – 3.00pm View works by our students, and chat with tutor Sara McPherson, about our workshops.
RED EARTH STUDIO 2
Kids Pottery – Come N Try
11.00am – 3.00pm Get hands-on with some clay and find out more about our after school kids pottery workshops.
11.00am & 12.00pm Big Screen Storytime presented by Eastern Regional Libraries
1.00pm Celebrate Mooroolbark Short Film Competition Screenings
- Harvey Norman Springvale VR, Vex Robotics, Robot-building and Retro Gaming Exhibition
- Meccano and Hornby Trains display
- Gymbaroo Toddler Gym
DRESSING ROOM 1
DRESSING ROOM 2
Parents Retreat/Breastfeeding room
You can also keep an eye on our Facebook event page for more info.
Jim’s TradeNet Local Business Program
Located between the main stage and Brice Avenue at the Jim’s TradeNet stall, you’ll find a program of demonstrations and talks throughout the day by local businesses.
11:00 Pickling with Manna Lane
New Mooroolbark cafe Manna Lane will show you how to make your own pickles at home.
12:00 Native Revival Landscaping
Bringing nature to your doorstep; a Q&A on landscaping, ecology and our connection.
2:00 Jim Penman
The founder of Jim’s Mowing will be sharing some of his own success strategies and introducing one of his latest ventures, Jim’s TradeNet. You may even be lucky enough to receive a free signed copy of his latest book.
2:30 Jim’s TradeNet
Found out what the TradeNet is all about and how it can benefit your business.
Active Living Program
You’ll fine Active Living Hub on the sports oval. Beginning with a Tai Chi class at 11am, try out or watch a number of health, fitness or creative arts programs throughout the day.
11:00 Tai Chi with Jane
Practice Tai Chi with Jane, who runs a weekly session in the Mooroolbark Senior Citizen’s centre.
12:00 Mooroolbark Auskick
Mooroolbark Auskick Come and try some handballing and kicking techniques with the team at Mooroolbark Auskick – just in time for the start of the AFL season!
1:00 Manchester Heights Tennis Club
Show off your skills with Manchester Heights Tennis Club, who will be running a tennis demonstration.
1:30 Zumba with Goodlife Mooroolbark
1:45 Yarra Heights Dance
See the amazing talent from the crew at Yarra Heights Dance, accompanied by music.
2:00 Loving ALL of YOU Holistic Health Yoga
Stretch your body to finish off the day with a community yoga class!
Find out more from those in the know, from keeping chickens and bees to learning about biosecurity. These talks and demonstrations will be located at various stalls in the Green and Schools hubs. Look out for signs on stalls with times and details on the day.
11:45 Candlebark Community Nursery
More Live Music!
Kofi, Master West African Drummer, will be performing and running drumming workshops under the trees near the Community Hub. Join in with him as he teaches the drumming styles of Ghana. Approximately 11am and again around 12.15pm. In between, you’ll find Pans on Fire running steeldrum workshops here.
And don’t forget about the Youth Stage. Some incredibly talented musicians are taking to the Youth Stage, here’s the full program of acts…
Under the LJ Hooker Tent near the Red Earth Room
- 11am Puppets
- 11.30am Steve the Magician
- 12pm Puppets
- 12.30pm Steve the Magician
And watch out for the MOOP Patrol roaming throughout!! WHAT is MOOP Patrol?? I guess you’ll have to wait to find out…..
Mooroolbark Community Centre
Mooroolbark Library staff will be telling Roald Dahl stories, Whitehorse Orchestra’s Woodwind Quartet will be playing and the VCE Showcase exhibition will be on display in the Red Earth Gallery!
If you prefer a more hands-on approach try the Green Hat Workshop in the auditorium (for all ages) and babes to little kids can try Mooroolbark Gymbaroo’s toddler gym, all for free. There’ll be a huge Meccano display with a hands-on activity, as well as a Hornby Trains display.
Noisecraft Studio music students will be displaying their talents in the Gallery in the morning, before the Woodwind Quartet take their place in the afternoon.
In the studios, adults can Come’n’see painting and pottery, and kids are able to Come’n’try pottery. This is your opportunity to really experience Mooroolbark Community Centre’s programs at no cost!
Discounted tickets for Mooroolbark Community Centre and Red Earth Theatre performances will also be available on the day, so make sure you check in at the Community Centre at Celebrate Mooroolbark 2017 – It’s Easy Being Green!
Commercial King Car Display
Classic cars will arrive in the parade and then pull up alongside the oval for display all day.
$5 per ride or 5 rides for $15
- Bungee challenge for ages 6 to adult
- Ferris wheel for ages 3 – 10
- Cup and saucer for all ages
Pony rides $6